Do You Know About Myofascial Cupping?
Posted 18 Nov 2021
Have you ever noticed almost perfectly circular red/purple marks on someone’s skin? Particularly athletes? This is a fair indication that the individual has had Myofascial Cupping.
Cupping has been used for many years, in many ways, in many different cultures. The plastic, glass or bamboo cups, suction specific areas of tension as a form of soft tissue therapy – mainly targeting the fascia (layer of tissue between the skin and muscle). This in turn creates a local distraction of the tissue, increasing blood flow and decreasing stagnated blood.
The two most common ways to provide effective Cupping are:
- Static – Leaving the cup/s in a specific local area for up to 15 minutes.
- Dynamic – Continuously moving the cup/s around different areas of tension.
There are many different conditions that can benefit from Myofascial Cupping, including but not limited to:
- Back pain
- Muscular tightness
- Post-surgical scar tissue
- Plantar fasciitis or foot pain
- Tennis elbow or elbow pain
- Rotator cuff tension or shoulder pain
- Patella tracking or knee pain.
If you are experiencing pain and dysfunction in a particular area of the body, this can be caused by stagnated blood. Myofascial Cupping allows the stagnated blood to be cleared through suction, increasing the area between the tissues. This in turn creates a clearer pathway for the removal of excess fluid, toxins, and dead cellular debris through the lymphatic system – the most effective and efficient removal pathway. Essentially the darker the spots left after a cupping session, the more stagnated the blood was in the area.
If you feel like you could benefit from Myofascial Cupping, or just want to give it a go, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with us at S.P.I.N. Health & Fitness.
Call or message us on 0475 417 556 to book your appointment today.
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Blog by Teagan Parker.